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3 of the Best Fests: Play Musik Fest 2019 and More

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This week, check out three of the best fest opportunities accepting submissions from Sonicbids artists. Get onto the same stages as Ray Charles, Stone Temple Pilots, Ludacris, Sublime, the Dixie Chicks, the Beach Boys, MGMT, Young the Giant, Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow, and more at Musikfest 2019 and two other festivals with major industry exposure.

Read on to find out how you can land these opportunities of a lifetime.

A Look to the West: 4 Great Gigs Open Now

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This week our Sonicbids Gig Roundup looks to the West for only the very best gigs to take you from Fall to Winter. Gather fans off the slopes and the streets with these four opportunities you won't want to miss. First up, just down the mountain from the best ski slopes in the world, Silver City searches for the perfect band to play their Aspen New Years Eve Party. Hosting the best talent locally, regionally and nationally, Silver City is Aspen's premier food, drink and music destination for their local and international clients. Read on for more on this op and three more to warm your toes when the days get cold – the mountains are calling.

3 Books That Can Help Solve the DIY Musician's Biggest Hangups

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It’s hard being a DIY musician – part-time or full-time. You know this.

Doing most (or everything) on your own is tiring. Depending on your resources, you might have to be your own manager, PR person, accountant, and roadie. And on top of that, you can’t forget to be the artist.

Many indie musicians (myself included) experience a learning curve when it comes to doing some of those things, whether it’s the business side of music, promotion, or just creating and sharing more music.

So, to help you solve some of those common problems, here are three books that have encouraged many a musician.

7 Cities Booking Major Gigs Now Through Far True

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This week's gig roundup dives deep into opportunities hosted through Far True, a progressive music, art, skate, and multimedia company dedicated to consulting, booking, artist representation, and promoting music artists countrywide. With ops already running in NYC, LA, ATL, DC, and Richmond, Far True has recently added shows in Miami and is seeking Sonicbids artists to fill their fall bills.

Huge Ops to Intimate Spots: Canadian Music Week, the Tender Trap, and More

Image via SonicbidsThis week, we're featuring gigs to complement performers of all levels, including performance opportunities at Canadian Music Week, Brooklyn's Tender Trap, Oregon's Waypost, and more. Click through for more gigs, whether you're ready for the big stage or just testing the waters.